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Most often, companies that have a gender balance are more likely to be ahead of those that don’t. Therefore, the diversity brings more input as the company is flexible to new ideas. In this case, Susan McGalla has been one of the women leaders who has risen through the ranks to become influential people. Aged 53, she is the current Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development at Pittsburgh Steelers.

Equal Treatment

How did she become the leader she is today? Susan McGalla was raised in a family of boys. She had two brothers, and they were all treated equally with no preference on her side. Susan worked for everything she has achieved so far.

Employment History

After graduating in Mount Union College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing, she started off at Joseph Horne Company. Here, she was involved in marketing and managerial positions. Susan worked here from 1986-1994.

Later on, she took up a job at American Eagle Outfitters as a divisional merchandise buyer. Her competence paid off when she finally became the chief merchandising officer and the overall president. She was later on welcomed on the board of directors of HFF Inc. in 2009.

McGalla even opened her own company by the name P3 Executive Consulting. She then found her way to Pittsburgh Steelers holding the Vice President position. Despite being an industry mainly for men, she has still found her way to the top. She has been on the forefront in marketing the company’s brand.

Susan McGalla’s success is attributed to her sheer hard work from the very beginning. One of the biggest contributors is that she never let her gender come in the way of her success. She never felt privileged not even for a second which explains her go-getter persuasive self.

McGalla is married to Stephen McGalla who is a wealth manager. Her impressive work has helped her beat all odds to become one of the most remarkable women in leadership. McGalla’s passion towards her work was one of the contributing factors to her success. Her strong personality led her to push on towards a higher cause which is what has made her a great leader.

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